Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bills Introduced – 03-16-16

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there were 40 bills introduced. Of those, two may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4765 To provide first responders with planning, training, and equipment capabilities for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response, and for other purposes. Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 

S 2694 A bill to ensure America's law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment needed to defend themselves and civilians from attacks by terrorists and violent criminals. Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]

It will be interesting to see how comprehensive (expensive) HR 4765 will be and if it includes a funding source.

Unless this bill includes some mention of chemical protective equipment, it will probably not receive future coverage in this blog.

Note: There is a bill of personal interest that I would like to mention here:

HR 4752 To require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to investigate and promote the exploration and development of space leading to human settlements beyond Earth, and for other purposes. Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 

It will not be covered in this blog, but if there are positive developments I would expect to write about them on LinkedIn.

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